23 November 2012: Doppelt gemoppelt hält besser

23 Nov: Doppelt gemoppelt hält besser from kate hers on Vimeo.

Learning Category: Idiom, Saying

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Word or Expression: Doppelt gemoppelt hält besser

Closest English Translation: Better to be safe than sorry, check twice to be sure

Literal Translation: Double (the pug dog) holds better

Not exactly the right translation since ge-prefix refers to a past tense conjugation. Mops is the nickname for the popular pug dog in German. This is a play on words.


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